Minden wins Doc Edwards Tournament in overtime

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Minden defeated North Caddo to win the Doc Edwards Memorial Tournament for the second year in a row. Last year, the Lady Tiders won 64-60 in overtime. Saturday’s title game went to double overtime with Minden winning 75-68.

The Lady Tiders (19-2) withstood a 46-point outburst by North Caddo’s Destiny Rice. Bre Rodgers led Minden with 30 points, and Derrica Gilbert added 15.

The Lady Tiders got off to a terrible start and trailed 12-2 after a quarter. North Caddo (15-2) led 28-16 at the half and 33-26 going into the fourth quarter. Minden came all the way back in the fourth and the game went into overtime tied at 44.

Both teams had no trouble scoring in the first five-minute overtime which ended with the score knotted at 58. The Lady Tiders then outscored the Lady Rebels 16-10 to secure the title.

Red River, a Class 2A team, won the boys championship with a 57-44 victory over Class 5A Denham Springs.

The Bulldogs (18-2) got off to a great start, outscoring the Yellow Jackets 22-3 in the first quarter. Red River maintained the big lead and went into the fourth quarter on top 48-31.

Emareyon McDonald led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Jessie Davis and Kenneth Bradley scored 11 each.

Micah Banks nailed six 3-pointers and led Denham Springs (13-10) with 20 points.

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